Curl­ing Sea­son is back!

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The­Bor­der Curl­ing Club, lo­cated in the Beebe sec­tor of Stanstead, held is first tour­na­ment of the year last Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day. The tour­na­ment is named the Emer­son Humphrey Open­ing Fun­spiel, in honor of the founder of the club.

The Gaiters women’s rugby team closed out their 2015 cam­paign at McGill on Thurs­day night. In a tor­ren­tial down­pour, Bishop’s fell 36-7. Rachel Berube (Worces­ter, Mass.) scored the try for the Gaiters and it was con­verted by Tay­lor Mer­rithew (Kingston, Ont.). De­spite go­ing win­less on the year Bishop’s will take many pos­i­tives out of the sea­son.

The reign­ing RSEQ Cham­pion Bishop’s Gaiters men’s bas­ket­ball team started to re­turn to form over a three game stretch this past week­end. They were in Ot­tawa for the House Laughton Tour­na­ment hosted by the Car­leton Ravens. Bishop’s started well with vic­to­ries over the Univer­sity of Toronto (81-76) and Aca­dia Univer­sity (79-68). Their 2-0 record set up what ended up be­ing the tour­na­ment cham­pi­onship against the host and five-time de­fend­ing CIS Cham­pion Car­leton Ravens on Sun­day. The hosts won 88-60 to claim the ti­tle but Bishop’s walks away with two vic­to­ries and a con­fi­dence mov­ing for­ward. They are in south­ern On­tario for an­other ex­hi­bi­tion tour­na­ment next week­end.

While men’s bas­ket­ball headed west, the women’s bas­ket­ball team made the long trek to Char­lot­te­town for the Mickey Place Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment. Bishop’s played a trio of con­tests against UPEI, Aca­dia and the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa. They dropped all three but com­peted in each up un­til the fi­nal min­utes. Fri­day it was a 62-58 loss to host UPEI, Satur­day they fell 73-65 to Aca­dia and Sun­day Ot­tawa got the best of them by a 57-40 mark.

The women’s team will also travel to south­ern On­tario for ex­hi­bi­tion com­pe­ti­tion next week­end.

Stay up-to-date with every­thing Bishop’s Gaiters at www.gaiters.ca or by fol­low­ing @Bish­op­sGaiters on Twit­ter, Face­book, In­sta­gram, YouTube and Snapchat.

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